Today I’m spotlighting my good friend and fellow historical author Sharon Cullen’s most recent release The Notorious Lady Anne. A swashbuckling romance on the high seas–just the thing to brighten your spring!
Blurb for The Notorious Lady Anne:
Nicholas Addison, celebrated captain of the Blackwell Shipping Fleet, has agreed to take Mrs. Emmaline Sutherland aboard the Pride and ferry the raven-haired beauty across the Atlantic on what he imagines will be a routine trip. But when the ship is attacked by pirates, the seemingly innocent passenger is revealed to be none other than the infamous marauder Lady Anne, whose name strikes fear in the hearts of sailors everywhere—and whose seductive wiles commandeers Nicholas’s affections. Lady Anne, a legend of the high seas, has spent the last eleven years plotting revenge against her father, the owner of Blackwell Shipping. She’s targeted the Pride in hopes of plundering its captain’s company secrets. But beneath her fierce courage and bitter determination, Anne has the delicate heart of a woman—a heart that cannot help falling for Nicholas. Now Anne must make a difficult choice: bring down Blackwell or surrender to love.
He wrapped his arms around her and held her to him, anchoring her in place. Even if she wanted to move, he probably wouldn’t let her, and the thought was freeing. She stopped fighting and relaxed into him with a sigh, releasing all the tension from her body. She didn’t know how long they sat with him cradling her like a babe in arms, her shuddering through her breaths until she was relaxed enough to drift to sleep again.
He felt good, his hard chest beneath her cheek, her ear pressed to his beating
heart, his strong arms wrapped around her as if he’d fight the world to protect
her. She snuggled closer, even though they couldn’t get any closer.
His chest rose and fell in even, reassuring breaths.
“Emmaline.” He whispered her name and she lifted her head to find their faces
close, and their lips even closer.
“Devil take it,” he muttered, before his lips descended on hers.
She’d feared her memories of their first kiss were highly exaggerated. She
was wrong. He was everything she remembered and much more. Tender, yet
commanding, taking what he wanted and giving tenfold in return.
He boarded the deck of her resistance, not with grappling hooks that tore into
her, but with the calm assurance of the most respected pirate. He would get what
he came for, damn those who resisted.
She didn’t resist. Like the captain of the merchant vessel her crew attacked, she
allowed Captain Nicholas Addison to take what he wanted, with the hope that
when all was said and done, he’d leave her with enough to survive.
After earning a degree in journalism from Ohio
University, Sharon found the stories inside her head
were more interesting than what was going on in the
world around her. Yet, it wasn’t until years later that
she decided to pursue her secret dream of writing a
romance novel. Since then she’s been published in
romantic suspense, paranormal romance and
contemporary romance and historical romance.
Sharon’s other job descriptions include chauffeur,
laundress, cook and mediator to her three very busy
kids, her husband and two dogs. She lives in
southwest Ohio with her brood although her dream is
to someday retire to St. Maarten and live on the beach.
If you’d like to find out more about Sharon and her books, you can visit her at her blog or her website. She’s addicted to social networking so you can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Friend her! Like her! Follow her! She’d love to hang out with you and talk about her passion—books.
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Twitter – http://twitter.com/SharonCullen
Website – http://sharoncullen.net/